New PTR Education & Certification Pathway

December 1, 2010

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has created three basic certifications to fit the needs of tennis teaching professionals worldwide. Beginning in 2011, PTR’s education and certification pathway will be geared toward three distinct areas: Junior Development, Adult Development and Performance. In addition, PTR has a Master of Tennis Program in these three areas for teaching professionals who want to further their education.

“With the ITF’s historic rule change that will have a positive effect on 10 and under play around the world, PTR is taking a leading position in supporting this initiative. We have totally restructured our education and certification pathway to meet the needs of teaching professionals, their employers, their students and our sport,” said Dan Santorum, PTR CEO. “The pathway will initially be piloted in the United States. So, PTR board members/staff will be visiting USTA Sections and Districts to answer questions and explain how our new pathway can help facilitate the growth of the game.”

“I’ve been involved with PTR from the very beginning,” said Jean Mills, PTR President, “This is the most progressive change PTR has ever made. For the first time, teaching professionals will have choices as to which area they want to be certified to teach tennis.”

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 121 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.